Passion to Protect 2024

March 6, 2024
Three new partners share their journeys to becoming trial lawyers and why they’ve dedicated their careers to taking on corporate fraud.

Deep down, most lawyers are idealists. Many attorneys went to law school because of a sense of mission. It’s true of our team, as well.

This year, the Firm elevated three new partners. They are not only exceptional lawyers, but they are deeply committed to our mission as trial lawyers taking on corporate fraud and abuse.

In this short video, you’ll hear their stories – what inspired them to join this unique area of law practice and the exceptional breadth of experiences that inspire their work for our clients.

Ting Liu

“The firm deals with a wide range of cases, but the most impactful to me have been the healthcare cases, because in addition to seeking to recover investors’ financial losses due to corporate fraud, we are also exposing the abhorrent practices of these companies, which includes the mistreatment and neglect of individuals seeking help.”

Ting is a partner in our San Diego office, where she represents large institutional and individual investors in complex securities litigation.

She was a member of the trial team that obtained a $350 million settlement on the eve of trial in Smilovits v. First Solar, Inc., the fifth-largest PSLRA settlement ever recovered in the Ninth Circuit. She was also a member of the Firm’s trial team in Hsu v. Puma Biotechnology, Inc., a securities fraud class action that resulted in a verdict in favor of investors after a two-week jury trial.

A Seattle native, Ting is a graduate of the University of Washington and the University of San Diego School of Law. She served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Anthony J. Battaglia of the Southern District of California. Ting previously served as the Secretary and Vice President of Community Outreach for the Federal Bar Association’s San Diego Chapter.

Rachel Cocalis

“Our clients’ members have worked tirelessly their entire lives to be able to provide for their family when they rightfully deserve to retire. It’s critical that we protect their hard work.”

Rachel is a partner in our San Diego office, where her practice focuses on representing institutional investors in securities fraud litigation. She’s a San Diego native and grew up in a U.S. Navy household.

Most recently, Rachel was a member of the Robbins Geller litigation team that secured a key appellate win in a securities fraud class action against HP Inc. and its executives. In reversing dismissal of the case, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit clarified how statutes of limitations apply in federal securities class actions. Rachel was also a member of the Robbins Geller litigation teams that successfully recovered millions of dollars for investors in class actions, including Monroe County Employees’ Retirement System v. The Southern Company (N.D. Ga.) ($87.5 million recovery), In re Morning Song Bird Food Litig. (S.D. Cal) ($85 million recovery), and City of Pontiac General Employees’ Retirement System v. Dell Inc. (W.D. Tex.) ($21 million recovery). Rachel is a graduate of Princeton University, with high honors, where she played Division I women’s volleyball for four years, and the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she graduated magna cum laude.

Arthur Shingler

“In a class action, the victims are usually large numbers of persons and entities that don’t have much power, but when you aggregate them, they have power and that’s sometimes the only way to right the ship or to correct the wrong. I understood that right away. And my choice to continue in this practice was easy for me. It was about fairness and justice.”

Arthur is a partner in the Firm’s San Diego office, where his practice focuses on complex securities, antitrust, and consumer class action cases. Most recently, he was a core member of the Firm’s litigation team that secured $25 million for indirect purchasers in In re Remicade Antitrust Litigation, in excess of $100 million for a direct-purchaser class in In re Liquid Aluminum Sulfate Antitrust Litigation, and over $600 million for consumers and third-party payors in nationwide EpiPen antitrust and marketing litigation. He also serves on the Firm’s team representing various U.S. communities in litigation arising from the nation’s opioid crisis. In the nationwide opioid litigation, the Firm has helped secure, together with co-counsel, over $50 billion for communities that were harmed.

Arthur is a graduate of Point Loma Nazarene College (cum laude) and Boston University School of Law.

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